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Robin Hood Golden Ale with UK Archer Hops

150 calories 14.7 g 330 ml
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: British Golden Ale
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 21 liters (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 28.5 liters
Post Boil Size: 25.5 liters
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.043 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 73% (brew house)
Calories: 150 calories (Per 330ml)
Carbs: 14.7 g (Per 330ml)
Created Wednesday July 10th 2019
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
4.40 kg United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale4.4 kg Maris Otter Pale 38 3.75 100%
4.4 kg / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
56 g Archer56 g Archer Hops Pellet 3.7 Boil 60 min 30.41 66.7%
28 g Archer28 g Archer Hops Pellet 3.7 Whirlpool at 80 °C 20 min 1.53 33.3%
84 g / 0.00
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
15.8 L Mash Infusion 66 °C 60 min
14.3 L Fly Sparge 77 °C --
Mash Out Temperature 75 °C --
Starting Mash Thickness: 3.5 L/kg
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
3 g Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
7.50 g Gypsum Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
0.50 g Table Salt Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
1 each Whirlfloc Water Agt Boil 10 min.
0.10 tsp Wyeast - Beer Nutrient Water Agt Boil 10 min.
1.50 g Epsom Salt Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
5.88 ml Phosphoric acid Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
White Labs - WLP518
1 Each
Attenuation (custom):
Optimum Temp:
-4 - 2 °C
Fermentation Temp:
Pitch Rate:
0.5 (M cells / ml / ° P) 128 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Method: co2       Amount: 0.37 bar       CO2 Level: 1.9 Volumes
Target Water Profile
Light colored and hoppy
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
75 5 10 50 150 0
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
Quick Water Requirements
Water Liters
Total mash water needed 32.2
Strike water volume at mash thickness of 3.5 L/kg 15.4
Grain absorption losses -4.2
Remaining sparge water volume 16.8
Mash Lauter Tun losses -0.9
Amount going into kettle 27.1
Boil off losses -5.7
Hops absorption losses -0.4
Amount going into fermentor 21
Total: 32.2  
Equipment Profile Used: System Default

Robin Hood Golden Ale is based loosely on Graham Wheeler’s recipe for Hop Back Summer Lightning, which the 2015 BJCP style guide credits with popularizing the style of British Golden Ale. Wheeler’s recipe is single malt (Pale ale malt), bittered with Challenger, and finished with late and post-boil Kent Goldings. Robin Hood is a SMaSH recipe with Thomas Fawcett Maris Otter as the malt and hopped exclusively with the new British hop variety, UK Archer. Golden Ales were originally created for summer and were meant to be more refreshing in warm weather than regular English bitters. As a result, they do not employ crystal malts and should be served colder than cellar temperature (54 F).

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